Motor Boat & Yachting April 2017

BOAT REPORTS

NEW BOATS AT DUSSELDORF
Our round-up of the best new boats from the 2017 Düsseldorf Boat Show including: Fairline Squadron 53, Sirena Yachts 64, Keizer 42, Fountaine Pajot MY44, Bavaria R40 Coupé, Sealine C530, Fjord 42 Open, Princess V40, XO Cruiser and XO DFNDR

TEST – Storm X-65
This Dutch-built all-aluminium cruiser uses the revolutionary Van Oossanen fast-displacement hull and promises top seakeeping and excellent efficiency. We put those claims to the test and see if this new kid on the block can challenge the established mainstream

TEST – Jetten Beach 45
The Beach 45 is something totally new from Sneek-based Jetten, which uses the same style of fast-displacement hull as the Storm

SUNSEEKER RESTORATION
Paul Kilvington’s story of redesigning and rebuilding a run-down Sunseeker Tomahawk MkII so that it looks and performs like a brand new boat fit for the modern era

BOAT MASTER

NEW TECH
Dave Marsh looks at the Hushcraft Thrust Pilot hybrid pod drive plus the Sunseeker Collection, 3Si Kru Commodore lifejacket, NautiBuoy Marine C-Dock and Fab Dock

HOW TO: POLISH YOUR BOAT
Everyone likes to think they know how to polish their boat but Nick Burnham’s guide shows you the true tricks of the trad

TRIED & TESTED
Scepter petrol can, Numinous Executive suitcase and Ultralight Dry Bag 10-litre

OUR BOATS
Paul Thomas describes the contrasts of keeping a boat on the Norfolk Broads and another in the Solent, while John Brunyate discusses the curious case of the disappearing anode on his Jeanneau NC14

USED BOAT: SEALINE F42/5
A long production run and clever details make this a great secondhand buy

FIND ME A: TRAWLER YACHT
Nick Burnham is on the hunt for a used trawler yacht bargain

CRUISING TALES

SCOTTISH WHISKY TRAIL
Peter Cumberlidge grabs a glass and heads to the west of Scotland to experience the ultimate whisky-lover’s cruise. From the Isle of Arran all the way up to the Outer Hebrides, he tastes the best that the boating and barrels have to offer

THE ITALIAN JOB: PART II
Mark Weiss and his Prestige 680 explore beautiful Naples via Ischia and the Pontine Islands

SONNY LEVI TRIBUTE
A celebration of the man dubbed king of the deep-vee hull, who passed away last year

MED ON A BUDGET: PART III
In this issue, Howard Walker and Nomade discover the delights of the French-Italian border

REGULARS
Big picture; News; Your MBY; Cumberlidge on cruising; Born again boater; Testing times; Ask MBY